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American College History: Re-Examination Underway

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1. Borrowman, Merle, “The False Dawn of the State University,” History of Education Quarterly, 1 (June, 1961): 622.

2. Hofstadter, Richard and Metzger, Walter P., The Development of Academic Freedom in the United States. (N.Y., 1955), p. 209.

3. Morison, Samuel Eliot, The Founding of Harvard College (Cambridge, Mass., 1935), and Harvard College in the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge, Mass., 1936).

4. Hislop, Codman, Eliphalet Nott (Middletown, Conn., 1971).

5. Peterson, George E., The New England College in the Age of the University (Amherst, Mass., 1964).

6. tell, James Ax, “The Death of the Liberal Arts College,” and Potts, David, “American Colleges in the Nineteenth Century: From Localism to Denominationalism,” History of Education Quarterly, 11 (Winter, 1971): 339352, 363–380.

7. Naylor, Natalie A., “The Ante-Bellum College Movement: A Reappraisal of Tewksbury's Founding of American Colleges and Universities,” History of Education Quarterly, 12 (Fall, 1973): 261274.

8. Hoffmann, John M., Commonwealth College: The Governance of Harvard in the Puritan Period (Harvard Ph.D. diss., 1972); Humphrey, David C., King's College in the City of New York, 1754–1776 (Northwestern Ph.D. diss., 1968); Moore, Kathryn M., Old Saints and Young Sinners: A Study of Student Discipline at Harvard College, 1636–1724 (Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. diss., 1972); Miller, G. H., A Contracting Community: American Presbyterians, Social Conflict, and Higher Education (Michigan Ph.D. diss., 1970); Allmendinger, David F. Jr., Indigent Students and Their Institutions, 1800–1860 (Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. diss., 1968); and Warch, Richard, Yale College, 1701–1740 (Yale, Ph.D. diss., 1968), now also as School of the Prophets: Yale College, 1701–1740 (New Haven, 1973).

9. See Stone, Lawrence, “The Educational Revolution in England, 1560–1640,” Past and Present, 28 (1964): 4180, and the histories of American colleges and universities published from 1887 to 1903 by Herbert Baxter Adams as editor of the Contributions to American Educational History.

10. Rudolph, Frederick, The American College and University: A History (N.Y., 1962), p.26.

11. On the Dartmouth case see Stites, Francis N., Private Interest and Public Gain: The Dartmouth College Case, 1819 (Amherst, Mass., 1972), on Trinity College see Maxwell, Constantia, A History of Trinity College, Dublin, 1591–1892 (Dublin 1946).


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